First benches installed in R Park. The Roeland Park Public Works Department has installed five new benches at the park. marked last week with balloons to highlight the new amenities. The benches are the result of a citizens fundraising project that will bring more benches, picnic tables a bike rack and trash receptacles to the park next spring. The new additions are made of ipe wood which is high no maintenance and sustainable. It will weather to a soft pewter gray color.
Crash at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mission Road injures two Saturday night. A collision between two cars at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mission Road around 10:30 p.m. Saturday sent two people to the hospital. A 20 year old woman was northbound on Mission and drove through a red light into the intersection, where she was hit by a 50 year old woman in a Lexus RX. The first driver’s Dodge Neon struck a concrete wall and burst into flames. Airbags went off in both vehicles.
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation among top in country. The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation,” has ranked Shawnee Mission Education Foundation fourth in its division and 42nd in the nation. The study includes education foundations in the top 200 largest school districts in the nation (by student population), as well as other top-performing foundations in smaller school districts. “Achieving this ranking is a testament to our community and shows the depth of commitment to quality education,” said Linda Roser, SMEF Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to make the Stepping Up list for the first time and that SMEF is the way for this community to say great education matters, district-wide.”
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